Elderly Schemes

  Autumn Programme

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12)
This is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Freddie manages to reunite with his band-mates just in time for Live Aid and leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Malek is electrifying and the film is an unparalleled crowd pleaser. (134mins) 
BRIEF ENCOUNTER (PG)
This timeless landmark of British cinema is one of cinema’s greatest love stories. Sensitive direction from David Lean, perfect performances from Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson and an iconic Rachmaninov score, transform its simple tale from Noel Coward’s source story of two married strangers thrown together by chance and torn apart by obligation into a heartbreaking exploration of the power of love. Beautifully restored by the BFI National Archive, with support from the 'David Lean Foundation', this is incomparable screen entertainment. (85 mins)

THE BROMLEY BOYS (PG)
Welcome to England, 1969. Dave Roberts is your average 14-year-old boy in love with his local team but each week Bromley FC suffer humiliating defeats and face the double-edged threat of bankruptcy and relegation. When a chance discovery throws Dave's world upside down he is presented with the opportunity to become the club's new manager. In the ultimate underdog story of friendship, first love and football fanaticism can our hero avoid the wrath of club chairman, win the hearts of the players and the love of the chairman's daughter all in time to save his beloved team from going down? This endearing British comedy with affectionately drawn characters stars Brenock O’Connor, Alan Davies & Martine McCutcheon. (106 mins)

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)
Melissa McCarthy is masterful in the captivating true account of Lee Israel, a once best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s. Israel is now a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. When she comes to the realisation that she’s no longer en vogue & desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a perilous scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit. With Richard E. Grant. (107 mins)
CHARADE (U)
Reggie Lambert (Audrey Hepburn) returns home to Paris after a skiing trip to discover that her husband has died. At the funeral she finds out from CIA agent Bartholomew (Walter Matthau) that her husband was involved in the theft of a quarter of a million dollars during World War Two. The charming Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) offers his help but as the number of dead bodies increases Reggie starts to doubt his intentions. This classic 1963 comedy thriller is a stunning Hitchcockian combination of thrills, romance, humour, sophistication & Hollywood glamour with expert performances from a peerless cast. (109 mins)
DUMBO (PG)
Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction -- bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant's magical ability also draws the attention of an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest entertainment venture. From Disney and director Tim Burton, this imaginative live-action adventure expands on the beloved classic story. Starring Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green & Michael Keaton. (1112 mins)
EARLY MAN (PG)
The latest prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award winning director Nick Park and 'AARDMAN', the creators of WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP. Shot in Aardman's own distinctive animation style, the film takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world, unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast. Set at the dawn of time, the film tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend Hognob, as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home & when a meteor wipes out the dinosaurs, cavemen find themselves kicking a fiery rock around – the first fumbling form of football. Funny, visually impressive and inventive, this is cracking entertainment for the whole family. (89 mins)
EDIE (12)
Edie (Sheila Hancock) has spent 40 years trapped in a colourless life in England, tending to her controlling husband after his stroke. When he passes away and her daughter tries to send her to a care home, she packs an old camping bag, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. Joined by reluctant guide Johnny, Edie travels to the beautiful village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands & the two gradually form an unlikely friendship. This is an unforgettable, immersive visual journey of self-discovery through the unspoiled wilderness of the Scottish highlands, beautifully scored, written & photographed, with Hancock performing all her own stunts. (102 mins)

FINDING YOUR FEET (12)
On the eve of retirement, judgmental snob ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend and seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. In this funny and heart-warming modern comedy, a colourful group of defiant and energetic ‘baby boomers’ show Sandra that retirement and divorce are only the beginning. The terrific ensemble cast are on fine form giving sturdy performances and the excellent script avoids obvious clichés, as it allows the cast to be defined by their relatable human characteristics. With Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Josie Lawrence, David Hayman & John Sessions. (111 mins)
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12)
A cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. Drawn deeper into the traditional way of life, he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity. Based on a true story & shot on location in Cornwall, this is a crowd- pleasing comedy drama with heart and great music. With James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton & David Hayman. (112 mins)
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG)
This is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. (110 mins)
THE GLEN MILLER STORY (PG)

Superb 1953 biography of the famous American band leader from his humble beginnings to his death in 1944. The Terrific music of Miller and great performances from James Stewart, June Allyson and an excellent supporting cast make this one of the most popular musical biopics of all time.(115 mins)

GOLDEN YEARS (15)
Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, they decide to fight back and take back what was theirs in the first place by robbing banks. In the vein of Lady In the Van and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, this is a funny, warm hearted British heist thriller that shows just because you're getting old doesn't mean you have to stop having fun. The vintage cast includes Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Bernard Hill, Alun Armstrong, Sue Johnston and Una Stubbs. (96 mins)
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)
This spectacular and original musical celebrates the birth of show business, telling the story of visionary impresario, P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Hugh Jackman, who devoted years to bring the film to the screen, is dazzling in the central role while Michael Gracey’s expert direction showcases original songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Fasten your seatbelts for the ultimate crowd pleaser. With Michelle Williams, Zac Efron & Rebecca Ferguson. (105 mins)
GREEN BOOK (12)
Set in America in 1962, this is the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a racist, working-class Italian-American bouncer who reluctantly takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south & discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship. This supremely likeable & humerous drama boasts two stunning lead performances & is a poignant study of friendship, dignity & compassion that deservedly won the Oscar for best film. (130 mins)
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (12)
London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold will change the course of her life forever. Based on the bestselling novel and from the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, this is a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at it’s heart. Beautifully photographed and acted, this is an engaging, elegant and warm, nostalgic post-war drama. With Penelope Wilton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode & Tom Courtenay. (124 mins)
HAMPSTEAD (12)
Emily (Diane Keaton), an American widow, lives in a converted mansion beside Hampstead Heath in London. Living in a hut on the Heath itself is Donald (Brendan Gleeson), a scruffy hermit who just wants to be left alone. The local council want him gone so that the land can be developed and send threatening letters which he tears up. However, Emily is drawn to his predicament and together they take on the land developers & when the two fall for each other, their on-off romance has to face the prejudices of everyone around them. This is a charming & funny life-affirming true story about how love surfaces in the most unexpected places & proves age is no barrier to second chances. The sterling cast also includes James Norton, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville & Simon Callow. (102 mins)

HELLO DOLLY! (U)

Blockbuster 1969 musical with Barbara Streisand, Walter Mathau, Michael Crawford and Louis Armstrong telling the story of Dolly Levi, an intrepid match maker at the turn of the Century, who can fix everybodys romance except her own. Brilliant dance numbers and wonderful songs. (139 mins)
INSTANT FAMILY (12)
When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. This delightful comedy drama is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale. (118 mins)

THE LADY IN THE VAN (12)
Dame Maggie Smith recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in writer Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and stage play. Based on the true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and lived there for 15 years. What began as a begrudged favour became a relationship that would change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where they both lived for all those years, this is funny, poignant and life-affirming. With Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent & Frances De La Tour. (104 mins)

THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS (15)
After her husband's death, a widow (Judi Dench) re-kindles her musical roots. She seeks out the female band she played with during World War II. The one non-female in the troop was a cross-dressing drummer (Ian Holm) with whom she still is friends. Slowly the band grows, but their sound is lacking until the original singer (Cleo Laine) is added to the mix. Terrific feel good British musical drama with June Whitfield, Joan Sims, Olympia Dukakis, Leslie Caron. (85 mins)

MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (PG)

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi. This phenomenally successful follow up to the hit 2008 musical is heaven sent for musical & 'Abba' fans. It’s easily as fun and toe tapping as the original with a wealth of stars, an emotional screenplay, lavish cinematography, expertly choreographed numbers and those classic Abba songs. An exuberant sense of fun makes it irresistible. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth & Cher. (114 mins)

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (12)
Written and directed by Matthew Brown, this biographical drama is the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught mathematics genius from a poor family in Madras, India, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice and the reactionary conservatism of the British establishment to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. With a stella cast that includes Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally and Toby Jones, this is a fascinating and rewarding biopic. (108 mins)
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
(U)
In Depression-era London, a now-grown up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she takes the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure and helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. This sequel to the beloved Disney original is a triumph in all departments - beautifully crafted with terrific live-action/animation and a memorable music score. Emily Blunt is perfect as Mary and the stellar cast includes Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke & Meryl Streep. (130 mins) 
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
(15)
This critically acclaimed & stunningly acted drama explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16, widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the English throne of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) which she is determined to assert. Rivals in power and in love, the two Queens make very different choices about marriage and children. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies imperil both Queens–driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power. (119 mins)
MRS DOUBTFIRE (12)
Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank, he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this classic family comedy that gave Robin Williams arguably his most iconic role. Everything came together, from script to performances, to make this one of the most celebrated and irresistible family comedies of all time. Fully restored in HD, it’s the perfect film to enjoy with an audience on the Big Screen. With Mara Wilson & Pierce Brosnan. (126 mins)

ONE CHANCE (12A)
Starring newcomer James Corden, this is the inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day, and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant phenomenon after winning Britain's Got Talent. Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went onto win the prestigious competition, a recording contract, and the hearts of millions. From his humble beginnings in Wales to glamorous Venice, this is both funny and heart warming. Also starring Julie Walters. (103 mins)​
PADDINGTON 2
(PG)
The much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington’s biggest adventure yet sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of the beloved bear. This critically acclaimed sequel will charm any audience as it honours its star's rich legacy. The sweet-natured feel allied to it’s adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heart-warming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure. (99 mins)
PATRICK (PG)
Co-written and directed by Mandie Fletcher, Sarah (Beattie Edmondson), a young woman is left a pug named Patrick by her grandmother. With her life in turmoil, Sarah finds it difficult to look after Patrick, whose spoilt attitude causes chaos wherever he goes. However, just as it's all getting too much for Sarah, a surprising turn of events brings the pair closer together. This very amiable and amusing comedy is ideal family entertainment  with a first rate cast that also includes Ed Skrein, Gemma Jones and Jennifer Saunders. (94 mins)

THE PROPOSAL (12)
Romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock. Margaret Tate is a tyrannical business executive on the brink of deportation from the United States back to her homeland of Canada. Margaret coerces her young assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) into marrying her so that she can stay in the country and he can stay in his job. In order to keep up the facade, Margaret must now endure a trip to Alaska to meet her future in-laws (107 mins)

QUARTET (12A)
Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted from the stage play. Beecham House is a retirement home catering for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). The three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Verdi. This year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Reginalds Diva ex-wife Jean (Maggie Smith). Inevitably theatrical temperaments and old hostilities start to flare up. (98 mins)

THE QUIET MAN (U)
John Wayne stars in this classic 1952 romantic drama directed by John Ford. Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton returns to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm in Inisfree. But when love intervenes he is forced to fight again to win the heart and hand of local girl Mary (Maureen O'Hara). A poetic & deeply felt sentiment for Ireland’s past, it’s traditions and sense of community. This evergreen classic has now been restored in HD to highlight it’s astonishing Oscar winning Technicolour cinematography. A film guaranteed to please any audience.(126 mins)

RED JOAN (12)
The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is living in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shattered as she's arrested by MI5, for Joan has been hiding an incredible past as one of the most influential spies in living history. The young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure Cambridge physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur & begins to see that the world is on the brink of destruction. While working at a secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the ultimate dilemma. Based on the best-selling novel & Inspired by an extraordinary true story, this is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. (110 mins)
ROCKETMAN (15)
This is the epic musical story about Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became a musical and cultural icon. Egerton excels in the central role ably supported by Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden ('Bodyguard') as manager John Reid, Jemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother. (116 mins

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (12)
This highly engaging comedy drama, inspired by true events, follows the future Queen of England and her sister as they go out on the town to celebrate the end of the Second World War. On VE Day, 8th May 1945, Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret beg their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to let them leave Buckingham Palace for the night so they can join in the celebrations. The King and Queen give their consent and Elizabeth and Margaret head out incognito but their night takes some unexpected turns.
Starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Rupert Everett & Emily Watson. (97 mins)

SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (U)
This hilarious 1960 British comedy classic, with an all star cast about a habitual loser who enrolls at the dubious college of one-up-manship in Yeovil to learn how to get revenge on everyone who has treated him badly and reclaim his girlfriend, is a timeless testament to the great British film comedies of yesteryear. The expert direction of Robert Hamer and priceless performances of Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Terry Thomas, Janette Scott, John Le Mesurier and Dennis Price are the icing on the cake of this feel good but humourously acerbic adaptation of the Stephen Potter novels. Now restored in High Definition, this is terrific fun for any audience. (94 mins)

SOME LIKE IT HOT (U)
Billy Wilders classic Oscar nominated comedy. In February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentines Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band on the next train for Florida. Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the bands singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. This timeless classic is a master-class of comic timing and scripting with perfect performances. (122 mins)

 SOUTH  PACIFIC  (U)

Rodgers & Hammersteins Oscar winning 1958 evergreen musical masterpiece with Mitzi Gaynor & Rossano Brazzi finding love on a US army base in the South Pacific during WW 2. Timeless songs and stunning photography in this beautifully restored HD print. (150 mins)
STAN AND OLLIE (PG)

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act. The critically acclaimed film wonderfully portrays the unique and precious partnership of the legendary duo as they set out on a tour of Britain in the twilight of their career. Whilst they face an uncertain future the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, making each other and their audiences laugh, re-connecting them with legions of adoring fans, old and new. With stunning performances from Coogan and Reilly, this warm-hearted and genuinely moving and humerous drama is a pure delight. (98 mins)

THATS ENTERTAINMENT! (U)

The perfect film for lovers of classic musicals. This 1974 celebration of 30 years of music & dance from the mighty M.G.M studios is every musical fans dream. Hosted by Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Bing Crosby, Mickey Rooney amongst others, timeless musical moments from gems like Singin in the rain, Rose Marie, Seven Brides for seven brothers, High Society & many, many more unfold....Sit back, relax and enjoy this dazzling celebration of the movie musical  (130 mins)

THEIR FINEST (12)

Gemma Arterton plays Catrin, a diffident young Welsh woman with no screenwriting experience, who lands a job making short propaganda films for the Ministry of Information at the height of the Blitz with a makeshift cast and crew. Partnered alongside jaded fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation as well as capturing the imagination of the American population and inspire the U.S. to enter the war. This charming adaptation of Lissa Evan’s novel is witty, romantic, moving and ultimately uplifting and benefits from beautiful cinematography and impressive set design. The performances are universally excellent with Bill Nighy as a vain and ageing ham and Jeremy Irons as the dictatorial but out-of-touch Secretary of War on top comic form. (117 mins)

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (12)
In this feel good British comedy, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) finds herself out of work and desperate for one last chance to be in the limelight & prove to Hollywood she’s not an old has-been. Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on a glamorous French hideaway, Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way.
On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives. (104 mins)

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG)
This is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. This refreshing, heartfelt and compelling exploration of a remarkable story with Dench’s Oscar worthy turn is perfectly matched by Fazal’s performance to create an irresistible chemistry. With a stella supporting cast of Olivia Williams, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow & Michael Gambon. (112 mins)

WENT THE DAY WELL? (PG)
Residents of a sleepy English village unwittingly welcome Nazi soldiers, disguised as British soldiers, who intend to take over their town. Once a splendidly effective piece of propaganda, Alberto Cavalcanti's 1944 wartime thriller remains a classic of construction and suspense with excellent ensemble acting (Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns, Thora Hird). Based on a short story by Graham Greene, the film earned notoriety for the way in which the village residents turned into ruthlessly resourceful resistance fighters. But every bit as tense as the rearguard is the insidiousness of the invasion and the careless confidence of a supposedly vigilant nation. Newly restored in a stunning HD print, this remains a powerful and eminently compelling drama. (92 mins)
WEST SIDE STORY (PG)

The ever popular 1961 Oscar laden modern musical interpretation of Romeo & Juliet contains dazzling dancing & songs adapted from Leonard Bernsteins stage musical. Richard Beymer & Natalie Wood excel as the doomed lovers ably supported by sultry Rita Moreno & George Chakiris. This Exhilarating musical masterpiece, with classic songs including America, I feel pretty and Maria, has been digitally restored for maximum effect on the Big Screen. (150 mins)

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY (12A)
David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly star in this celebrated family comedy. As Doug, his wife Abi and their three children prepare to travel up to the Scottish Highlands for Dougs fathers 75th birthday, they give their children a list of things that are to be kept secret, including the fact that daddy lives in a different house to mummy. While their offspring set about telling Grandpa the ins and outs of their lives down in London, including intimate details of parental arguments, the couple try to put aside their differences and have an enjoyable weekend. With Celia Imrie, Ben Miller and Annette Crosbie. (95 mins)

WILD ROSE (15)
Fresh out of jail & bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek, free-spirited Rose-Lynn (Jesse Buckley) dreams of getting out of Glasgow and making it as a country singer in the USA, while her frustrated mum Marion (Julie Walters) urges her daughter to focus on supporting her young children. Taking a cleaning job, she finds an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house but will she escape the shackles of Glasgow and her roots to follow her dreams of Nashville? This is a heart-warming, feel-good, coming–of-age comedy drama about mothers and daughters and dreams and reality with terrific performances. (96 mins)

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